According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Bucs gained a league-low 53 yards on first down. The Jets (75) yards were the next closest team.
The Bucs completed only 3 of 10 first-down passes and averaged 2.3 pass yards per attempt, which ranked No. 32. The Bucs also averaged 2.31 yards on first-down running plays, which ranked them No. 24 in the league.
It’s really a pretty simple concept. The Bucs never came close to getting into any sort of offensive rhythm because they did so little on first down.